Stress over the holidays

CHESTER, VA (WWBT) - We are now into Thanksgiving week and the holiday season has begun in earnest so now is a good time to remind you to not let these good times overwhelm you.

We explain in our Neighborhood Health Watch.

Dr. Teresa Stillion warns her patients about stress over the holidays.

Financial worries of gift giving, meal preparation and dealing with difficult relatives can be overwhelming.

Symptoms may include  loss of interest in activities, crying and isolation.

Have realistic expectations and goals. Take time for yourself and talk about your anxiety to someone you trust. If symptoms continue see your physician or mental health provider.

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